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Posts tagged “Vivek Wadhwa”

Updated September 9, 2011

Premium Lock BusinessWeek: How Software is Harming Science, Engineering

Vivek Wadhwa Marc Andreesen's recent contention that the software industry is ready to "take over broad swathes of the economy" is delusion because software is slower to develop than other aspects of technology.

Updated August 5, 2011

Premium Lock Word wars: Columnists debate what makes an entrepreneur

VC Former Triangle tech executive Vivek Wadhwa's column in The Washington Post "Five myths about entrepreneurs" ignites a pointed response from a venture capitalist - the "worst analysis of entrepreneurship and VCs ever."

Updated April 13, 2011

Premium Lock A new Information Age is upon us; opportunity beckons

High-tech "This period of history has been called the Information Age because it makes available instant access to knowledge that would have been difficult or impossible to find previously. I would argue that we are way beyond this; we're at the beginning of a new era: the New Information Age," writes Triangle entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa.

March 28, 2011

Premium Lock How to fix oversize executive compensation

Executive pay A new study recommends a tweak to the tax code: Let companies deduct bonuses only if they give all their workers the same incentive packages

Updated March 16, 2011

Premium Lock NCAA trash talk- with facts from StatSheet's 'StatSmack'

StatSmack Want to smack down a rival? The Durham startup mines data to launch a new service that compares teams, their histories and their schools.

Updated March 16, 2011

Premium Lock Startup Visa bill changes could spark surge in entrepreneurship

Analysis from Vivek Wadhwa: This new legislation is even better than I had hoped for. If it gets through both houses--and doesn't have bureaucratic constraints--I expect it to unleash a flood of entrepreneurship.

StartUp Visa website calls for action StartUp Visa website calls for action

Updated March 7, 2011

Premium Lock Why high-tech entrepreneurs return home: Visa woes

Commentary from Vivek Wadhwa: At a time when our economy is stagnating, some American political leaders are working to keep the world's best and brightest out. They mistakenly believe that skilled immigrants take American jobs away. The opposite is true: skilled immigrants start the majority of Silicon Valley startups; they create jobs.

Immigration Immigration

February 12, 2011

Premium Lock America no longer has a monopoly on the American Dream

Analysis from Vivek Wadhwa: A new book by Sarah Lacy argues that the U.S. should heed entrepreneurs pushing "Big Ideas" in developing countries, from China to Brazil.

Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky

Updated December 27, 2010

Premium Lock Small companies are the big job generators

Vivek Wadhwa Policy help for giant corporations will not rev up the job-creation engine enough. Small businesses are where the power is.

November 22, 2010

Premium Lock Venture or angel capital isn't the end - It's the means

Venture capital With the attention that new investments receive and the fanfare for business-plan contests, it is easy to believe that once you've raised capital, you've made it. The reality is far different.

October 31, 2010

Premium Lock Our government can’t prevent a digital 9-11 – Entrepreneurs must step in

Cybersecurity Analysis: “The National Security Agency and some branches of government have brilliant computer scientists working for them and can defend their own systems; but the rest of us are our own,” writes tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa. “The government simply can’t innovate fast enough to keep pace with the pervasive threats and dynamics of the internet or Silicon Valley’s rapidly changing technologies.”

October 17, 2010

Premium Lock Men and women entrepreneurs: Not that different

Editor’s note: Guest writer Vivek Wadhwa is an entrepreneur turned academic. He is a Visiting Scholar at the School of Information at UC-Berkeley, Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School and Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke University. You can follow him on Twitter at @vwadhwaand find his research at

Women in business Women in business

October 8, 2010

Premium Lock Startups' decision: Go for all of the gold or just enough?

Vivek Wadhwa It matters how big entrepreneurs want to get before cashing out because it affects the way you grow your company, and the focus you place on products and customers.

September 13, 2010

Premium Lock Can Russia build its own Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley in Russia? Analysis: Russia has many challenges. Foreign investors are discouraged by rules of law that fail to match countries such as the U.S. and Western Europe; bureaucracies are confusing and cumbersome; corruption is rampant and is even seeping into the education system; powerful oligarchs dominate key industries; and secrecy in R&D is the norm. Until these problems are fixed, tech entrepreneurship simply can’t flourish.

Updated September 1, 2010

Premium Lock High tech’s hiring dark secret: It’s all about age

The harsh reality is that in the tech world, companies prefer to hire young, inexperienced engineers. And engineering is an “up or out” profession: you either move up the ladder or face unemployment. This is not something that tech executives publicly admit, because they fear being sued for age discrimination, but everyone knows that this is the way things are.

Tracking age and earnings Tracking age and earnings

August 9, 2010

Premium Lock Abolishing software patents would unleash more innovation

In software, patents are just nuclear weapons in an arms race. They don’t foster innovation, they inhibit it. That’s because things change rapidly in this industry. Speed and technological obsolescence are the only protections that matter. Fledgling startups have to worry more about some big player or patent troll pulling out a big gun and bankrupting them with a frivolous lawsuit than they do about someone stealing their ideas.

Software patent survey Software patent survey

August 2, 2010

Premium Lock Emerging markets: Opportunities in ‘Patent-Free Zone’

The Patent-Free Zone Opinion: Vivek Wadhwa provides a fresh take on how the geographical differences in patent law may actually open up big opportunities in countries considered emerging markets.

Updated July 26, 2010

Premium Lock Magic is gone: Why an Apple fanboy is Craiglisting his iPads

iPad sales are soaring “I really believed that this cool new device would solve the world’s technology problems and reduce the number of electronic gadgets I had to carry around,” writes entrepreneur and university professor Vivek Wadhwa. He now says he was wrong.

July 10, 2010

Premium Lock Why Andy Grove is wrong about job growth

Vivek Wadhwa Opinion from Vivek Wadhwa: Reigniting job creation in the U.S. won't happen by becoming more like China and India.

Updated June 28, 2010

Premium Lock Entrepreneurship = hope: Inspiration from some determined young girls in India

Analysis from Vivek Wadhwa: If the young girls I met in India can rise above poverty, alcoholism, gender bias, domestic violence, marriage pressures, religious oppression, and a wide range of complex social and economic obstacles through pure hard work and determination, so can underprivileged communities in the U.S.

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